Category Archives: living alone

how to live alone well – installment 5

7) get crafty  Save every piece of paper – tickets, receipts, brochures – browse through buttons, collect yarn, sit in the sewing room with Edit … … though, of course, sewing with Edit is not being alone.  When Edit goes … Continue reading

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how to live well alone – installment four

I’ve actually been spending precious little time alone these days; teaching, tutoring, visiting friends in the village, going to holiday church services, making dinner with my new Beregszasz roommate Marielle … these activities have kept me from updating this blog … Continue reading

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how to live alone well – installment four

6) read voraciously I tend to do this anyway, so I’m not sure this one really counts.  Except that my book count since last June has risen exponentially; I think I’ve got about 30 under my belt now. Part of … Continue reading

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how to live alone well – installment three

4) watch BBC miniseries like there’s no tomorrow What do The Way We Live Now, David Copperfield, The Old Curiosity Shop, Domby and Son, Jane Eyre, North and South, and Bleak House all have in common? For starters, they are all originally … Continue reading

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how to live alone well – installment two

2) write letters; especially, write a letter in an unconventional way (for instance, write it on your leftover boarding passes because paper is hard to come by here) 3) learn to love your dwelling and spend some time nesting My … Continue reading

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how to live alone well – installment one

1) don’t take yourself too seriously [I sent this email to my sister today because we both were in need of something to celebrate, and it just so happened to be 6 months away from our annual fairy celebration.] Happy … Continue reading

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